Yes, Yes, Yes!
In what seemed to be a blink of an eye, my sister is now officially married.
And although it was only for 2 days, I really enjoyed myself, basking in such a joyous event.
Its something about seeing your sister moving on into the next step of her life. My blessing to her life in holy matrimony.
It really blitzed past. I remember touching down in Singapore in the afternoon. My parents picked me up from the airport. I reached my new place with an estatic Happy whining and basically going looney when he realized that I was home. the dear old boy is as energetic as ever.
Then my parents took me around the neigbourhood. I can't help but really feel foreign. Really made me think about what life would be like, had I not left. So later, we went to pick up my 2 sisters and my cousin who were shopping in town.
And as expected, when we met, my hair became the brunt of all jokes.
And they were going on about how my parents have 3 daughters now.
Went back home soon after. Happy wanted to play! So I entertained my favorite dog until he started chewing on my blanket. Then I gave up. I'm just not a fan of using a blanket dripping with saliva. But Happy sleeps near me when I turn in for the night. He does that often when I'm back. Sometimes you can wake up to him slobbering you in the face. But its cute to see him sleeping there quietly next to you.
happy munching on my blanket...
another shot of me and happy.
The next day we woke up to a bang. And the whole house was abuzz with anticipation as everybody prepared to head to the registery of marriage.
After welcoming relatives and well-wishers alike, the proceedings went smoothly and my sister and her beau were pronounced Man and Wife!
Sis getting her hair done!
Sis complained about my messy hair and forced me to go through this!
see how pretty she is!
sis, my mom, and my ever doting aunts.
the happy couple!
a rare candid shot!
the 2 families.
everybody that came!
Then it was lunch with the in laws. Nothing much really happened at lunch. Except my dad launching off about how my sister is a lousy cook and can't do much housework. XD
Also, got to play with my little nephew, darren. He a really joy I tell ya. Got really hyper. My cousin had a kid when I was away in Japan, so I never got to meet his son.
here's darren! cute huh?
Then the day called us back home. And preparations were made for the dinner reception we were holding. As not all our realtives were able to amke it to the registry, my sister held a dinner reception.
In poured all my relatives, bearing well wishes and blessings. Camera flashes and all, it was a night that I got re-aquainted with many of my distant relatives. Odd that it is only after the distant that my job put between us that we began to talk deeper.
My grandma, uncles and my aunts!
my cousin Max, who doubled as the cameraman, and his girlfriend.
and what family celbration would it be without my buddies!?
One of the hilights of the evening for me was the fact that I had to win back the favour of my little niece. She said I embarrassed her earlier in the day and refused to talk to me! T_T So I had to make amends! Luckliy its nothing that a little sketch can't fix! Seems she really likes art even at such a young age. So I gave her a few drawing tips and drew her a picture. After that, all was well. ^_^
my darling niece
cute isn't she?
After dinner, I went for a sleepover at my best friend's house for a trip down memory lane. The 3 of us had loads of fun talking about days past. And updating each other with what has been happening with us. Known KK for almost 20 years, and CS for about 10 years. It was definatley a very enjoyable evening. Its times like these, make you think of how valuable friendship is. How many people can say they have friends from waaaaaay back. And times like these really make me feel blessed.
Woke up and Kk's mother prepared an extremely mouth-watering breakfast. Its been awhile but I'm never short of good food when I come over to visit.
I was supposed to head over to my cousin, Max's, place to pick up the wedding photos, but he had already delivered it to my place when I reached home. Thanks man!
Then, It was time to get prepared to fly. Time crept by and next thing I knew, I was back in my apartment in Nishinomiya, writing this. I dunno, I have alot floating through my head right now. But I'll prolly leave it as after thoughts as I'm still hazy as tho what I am thinking of. In all, It really was an incredible event. And Its been awhile since I last felt this kind of celebration.
And as an ending note, Yes, I still don't really remember my brother-in-law's name...>_<